It's time for a mathematics roundup, so to give something besides links here, please view some pictures of Uncle John's Cider Mill, taken when we went looking for pumpkins altogether too late in the season last October.
The main cider press at the cider mill. It's weirdly compelling to just watch apples go in and get crushed and juiced, over and over and over and over and over and over and over.
Near the cider press is a room with antique and vintage furniture. And for Halloween they decorate it with skeletons and whatnot. The piano promises to play for folks, but it took my quarter without doing anything, and bunny_hugger couldn't remember when she last heard it play.
We were there late in the season; the pumpkins were picked pretty clean.
And the mathematics posts that've gone up since the last roundup? Here's them:
- A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: jump (discontinuity), starting the fourth week of my mathematics glossary.
- Reading the Comics, June 16, 2015: The Carefully Targeted Edition as the strips seemed aimed at me.
- A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: knot, a subject that was nearly my thesis.
- A Neat Accident, in which spilled nail polish leads to curve-fitting.
- A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: locus, a simple but a useful word.
- Reading the Comics, June 20, 2015: Blatantly Padded Edition, Part 1, the start of what I thought would be a needlessly expanded-into-two pieces review of recent mathematical comics.
- And Reading the Comics, June 21, 2015: Blatantly Padded Edition, Part 2, the conclusion, which turns out to have been enough comics to justify the break into two pieces.
Trivia: The United States Army Board of Ordnance and Fortification found the $25,000 needed in 1907 to buy a Wright Brothers airplane from a small fund left over from the Spanish-American War. Source: First Flight: The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Airplane, T A Heppenheimer.
Currently Reading: ... The Heavens And The Earth: A Political History of the Space Age, Walter A McDougall.